The Early Reviews

All News Was No Sure Thing

May 22, 2018 - 6:00 am

The all news format didn't start in the Bay Area. But its arrival was closely-watched by the media industry. San Mateo Times columnist Bob Foster wrote about Bay Area radio and TV stations for many years.  Here's what he wrote in April 1968, a few weeks before the format's launch on KCBS Radio.

Portion of Bob Foster column
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A few months later, Foster wrote again about KCBS Radio. He wasn't thrilled.

Bob Foster "San Mateo Times" column October 28, 1968
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